'River scene with a ferry boat', Salomon van Ruysdael, 1650
Oil on canvas, 106 x 152cm
Accession Number WAG1022
Salomon van Ruysdael came from a family of artists but little is known of his training. His paintings represent a calm, luminous world.
Ruysdael was not concerned with producing an exact copy of a landscape. Instead he brought together characteristic elements of the Dutch countryside to form an ideal yet naturalistic-looking landscape.
Bequeathed by EE Cook through the Art Fund.
An extended study of 'River scene with a ferry boat' is also available online as part of our Artwork of the Month series.
Discover more about Dutch landscape painting in the Walker Art Gallery collection.